Tanya has a presence at the Capitol few people possess. With three decades of experience in politics she is renowned for her relationships, institutional knowledge, and expertise. Her career began as a staffer in the Colorado State Senate, where she went on to lobby at the Colorado General Assembly for over twenty years, while simultaneously advocating in Washington, D.C for 10 years. During this time Tanya led her team and clients through some of the best and worst political climates in Colorado history. She has lobbied under Republican and Democratic administrations and is a welcome thought partner on both sides of the aisle. Her dynamic and strategic approach to policy making often makes her a sought out thought partner for legislators, staff, and other lobbyist.
Tanya earned her bachelor’s degree in international Affairs and Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University as a Colorado Trust Fellow, and studied at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as a member of the senior executives in state and local government. She is currently serving as a Regional Council Member on the El Pomar Foundation. She lives in Westminster with her husband Chris and two daughters, Skylar and Jayden. .
With extensive experience at the Colorado State Capitol, Heather is revered as an accomplished lobbyist, consultant, and public policy influencer. She comes to Policy Matters with 15 years of experience at the University of Colorado’s, Office of Government Relations, where she was quickly identified as a leader, mover, and shaker. Over the years she has been a key player in diverse public policy areas including higher education, healthcare, financial services, local government, the state budget and much more. Her statewide relationships with various branches and levels of government allows her to provide full spectrum strategy to our clients. As a solution-oriented strategist she brings invaluable experience and expertise to the table.
Heather earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Colorado Boulder and earned her master’s degree of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver. She serves on the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Board of Directors. Heather lives in Denver with her husband Jay, son Ryker and Daughter Mila, with her other son, Ryker at Montana State University!
Born and raised in Colorado, Taylor is no stranger to state politics. She began her career in government at the Colorado State Senate when the legislature was split (the House of Representatives had a different majority party in power than the Senate). Taylor quickly learned the art of bipartisanship. She went on to work as a Campaign Coordinator for the Jefferson County Coordinated campaign. While personally knocking over 11,000 doors and leading a diverse team of paid staff and volunteers, she discovered her knack for strategic messaging, relationship, and coalition building. At Policy Matters she works on policy related to the state budget, healthcare, behavioral health, education, local government, housing, environmental conservation and is constantly working to expand her knowledge on important state issues.
Taylor has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Education from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a graduate of IMPACT DENVER, volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, serves on the Junior League of Denver’s – Get On Board Committee and BeFRIEND of Broomfield Board. Taylor lives in her newly purchased home in Central Park with her corgi puppy Ruthie!